Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. Since the days of the Norman Conquest in the 11th Century, Auckland Castle has been a seat of power. For almost 900 years, it has been the palace of the Prince Bishops of Durham and although the site where Auckland Castle now stands has seen numerous changes, few will have been as far reaching and visionary as those which are set to take place in the 21st Century.


*Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this week’s academic lecture has been cancelled, we do however, still have spaces available for Septembers talk. We apologise for any inconvenience, for more information about our academic talks please contact



What Our Visitors Say

"It’s our first visit to the castle and I have to admit we’ve lived here for years and never realised what an amazing place we have on our doorstep. We both really enjoyed learning about the history and importance of our home town, it’s left us really quite proud and after talking to one of the volunteers I can’t wait to see the future plans. "
Visitor , March 2014
"A great find and a wonderful guide made it really interesting and informative, I will definitely come again."
Visitor , March 2014